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        Four Years in Paradise

      J. B. Lippincott Company 1941 - First edition stated, first printing. Signed by Osa Johnson on the half-title page. Very Good, with fading to cloth at spine, rubbing at extremities, and worn a bit heavier at spine ends. Previous owner bookplate to verso of front free end paper. Lacking the dust jacket, though clipped portions of it have been tipped in at prelims and terminals. A signed copy of the first edition, in the giraffe patterned binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Summer 1914

      New York: Viking Press, 1941. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good +. Light blue cloth-covered boards are decorated with maroon design and lettering. Boards are quite clean with just a hint of wear at corner tips. Front board has a very slightly darkened area the size of two quarters, and when book is held on an angle in the light there appear to be speckles, as if book was carried in a misting rain that caused tiny spots that removed the sheen. (Not as bad as it sounds! These are scarsely visable.) Spine edge has faded a bit. Previous owner's book plate is on inside of front board. Interior is clean and unmarked. Pages have yellowed a bit. Binding is solid. A sheet, probably from the jacket which is missing, is laid in and describes the book which was "Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature." On copyright page, "This volume comprises the three French volumes entitled L'Ete 1914 (Part VII of Les Thibault) and a fourth volume entitled Epilogue (Part VIII),copyright 1936, 1940 by Librairie Gallimard, Paris." This book is translated by Stuart Gilbert.

      [Bookseller: Black River Books]
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        Amtliches Fernsprechbuch für den Bezirk der Reichspostdirektion Karlsruhe 1941 (ohne den Bereich der früheren Oberpostdirektion Konstanz)

      Ausgabe März 1941 / Stand vom 1. November 1940. Broschur, 29 cm, 292 Seiten. Einband berieben/angeknickt mit leichten Läsuren, Deckelsymbole nicht gelöscht Gelenke geplatzt, Außenseiten an der Klammerung angerissen, Block fast lose, Inneres ansonsten gut: nicht stockig, keine Eintragungen entdeckt, Vollständigkeit der Seiten überprüft. Enthält noch 2 eingebundene Werbekarten und 2 lose identische Werbeblätter.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ralf Bader]
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        Bookplates in Japan

      Tokyo: Meiji-Shobo. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed and limited first edition (ours is number 178 of 300), ca. 1941. String tied booklet + loose sheets in folding chemise, illustrated in color, 7 pp. + 50 loose plates, clean unmarked text, Very Good ex-library contents with minor marks in Poor chemise, bookplate, stamp on the verso of the titlepage, light creasing to the tips of some pages, chemise is worn and in pieces. Contents still quite nice! Collated complete. A rare item.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        What Are Years

      New York: Macmillan Company. 1941. First. First edition. Bottom of the spine a trifle bumped, else fine in a lightly rubbed, very good or better dustwrapper with light edgewear. A better than usual copy of a scarce and fragile wartime book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA 1941 - First edition. Hardcover. First printing. A classic collaboration with text by Agee and black and white images by Evans. A very good copy with some wear to the spine ends and corners as well as along the front gutter and with a former owner signature to the front free endpaper. No dust jacket. Despite the flaws this is a fairly nice copy. (Parr & Badger v1 144: Roth 1018-109) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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      Works Publishing Company, New York City 1941 - FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINTING of the Big Book. Large octavo in original blue cloth. viii, 400 pages. Some fraying of the cloth spine ends (see photos). Mild rubbing to extremities. Still firmly bound and very good internally with only light tanning to text edges. No name, bookplate, or other markings. An excellent candidate for minor restoration and priced accordingly. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS, IOBA]
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        Notes pour comprendre le siècle

      First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on pur fil paper, this one of 5 hors commerce lettered copies, the only ones on large paper. Endpapers very lightly sunned at edges, a good and rare copy. Gallimard Paris 1941 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Pair of Charming Signed Postcard Portrait Photographs, (Ronald, 1911-2004, American Actor & President of the United States, 1981-1989) and his first wife, 1940, Jane WYMAN (1917-2007, Singer, Dancer & Actress)

      1941 - showing them head and shoulders, full face, Reagan with his broad engaging smile, and Jane Wyman (who has also inscribed 'Sincerely'), in a glamorous full face pose, one finger teasingly to her chin, 5½" x 3½", no dates, circa About a year after this photo, Reagan, already a reservist, was called up and later transferred to the 1st Motion Picture Unit. His units made more than 400 training films for the Army Air Force.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Deutsche Leibeszucht. Blätter für naturnahe und arteigene Lebensgestaltung.

      Geheftet, jeweils 16 bis 20 Seiten, 8. Die völkische FKK-Zeitschrift enthält zahlreiche Aktfotografien auf Bilderdruck-Papier. Insgesamt 23 Hefte. 9. Jahrgang, 1941: Hefte 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 und 12. - 10. Jahrgang 1942: Hefte 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 und 6 - 11. Jahrgang 1943: Heft 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 und 11.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat suum cuique]
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        Invitation to The Inaugural Committee rquests the honor of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dillon to attend and participate in the Inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt...and Henry Agard Wallace

      Washington, D.C., 1941. 1 vols. 4to. Fine. 1 vols. 4to.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Silver Wings

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Fair dj. 1941 (c.1930). Reprint. Hardcover. [a good solid clean copy, some light shelfwear and minor bumping at bottom corners; the jacket, unfortunately, is hideously scarred right in the middle of the front panel, with a curving surface-peeled area measuring a little more than 5 inches top-to-bottom and about 1-1/4 inches at its widest point (more or less in the shape of South Vietnam, if that helps to visualize it), plus another dime-size surface scar (probably from a removed price sticker) at upper right-hand corner, just catching the "R" in "SILVER"; there's some additional edgewear and a few small tears, but the big scar really trumps everything else -- honestly, it's enough to make you cry, especially considering the rarity of this particular jacket]. Very scarce collection of World War I aviation stories (all of which, with one exception, were first published in Boys' Life), by this hard-boiled writer, who at the time of its first issue in 1930 was on the threshold of breaking out of the pages of "Black Mask" and other pulps into the realm of hardcover fiction with "Green Ice." Whitfield was an associate (read: drinking buddy) of Dashiell Hammett, and although he was "of the school," his work never did much more than brush up against that of such masters as Hammett and Chandler, quality-wise. Still, his aviation stories, as E.R. Hagemann has noted, "have a verisimilitude about them not always found in the pulps," due to Whitfield's own experiences as a pilot in the war (although by William F. Nolan's account his actual combat exploits were very limited). At one point, he was touted by an enthusiastic pulp magazine editor as "America's foremost writer of aviation fight stories," which might have been both a tad hyperbolic and yet altogether true. (Who would the competition have been, exactly?) The jacket blurb makes this sound like a novel ("a fast-moving story which describes the war crossing of a group of pilots on a transport"), but in fact there are a dozen more-or-less self-contained stories, divided into three sections: Wings of War; Wings of the Mail; Wings of Transport. (One of the most interesting is "The Camera Shoot," dealing with the use of motion-picture cameras (mounted in place of guns) at an aerial combat training school in France.) By the way, the book also features very stylized endpaper illustrations, which I believe are identical to those in the first edition. [Another couple of words about the horrible jacket-scar: it seems to me, due to the patterned design of the jacket illustration, that some talented graphic artist-type (definitely not me!) could Photoshop this jacket and digitally "fill in" the missing parts, thus creating quite a presentable restoration/facsimile. Whether this could be in any way the basis for an actual restoration of the original jacket, I couldn't say.] .

      [Bookseller: ReadInk]
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        Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Berlin. Teil 1 - 3 komplett. Teil 1) Bauten für die Kunst, Kirchen, Denkmalpflege. 2) Stadtbaupläne, Brücken, Straßen, Tore, Plätze. 3) Bauten für Wissenschaft, Verwaltung, Heer, Wohnbau und Denkmäler (= Abteilung 1, Band 1, Teile 1 - 3 der Reihe).

      Berlin, Deutscher Kunstverlag, / 1948 / 1962. 1941 - 35,5 x 25,5 cm. Bände 1 und 3 sind Original-Leinenbände, Band 2: Originalhalbleinenband, etwas bestoßen und lichtgedunkelt. Im dazu passenden, privat angefertigten Leinenschuber. Bände 1 und 3: die Originalschutzumschläge sind komplett und unauffällig aufgezogen, Umschlag von Band 2 wurde nach dem Original neu angefertigt. 8 Blatt Titelei, Geleitwort, Vorwort und Inhaltsverzeichnis, 399 (1) Seiten / 136 Seiten / 4 Blatt Titelei und Inhalt, 378 (2) Seiten, jeweils reich einfarbig bebildert mit Faksimiles, Aufrissen, Grundrissen etc. Insgesamt sauberes, gut erhaltenes Werk. Aus dem Inhalt Band 1: Museum am Lustgarten, Nationaltheater, Schauspielhaus, Opernhaus, Singakademie, Petrikirche, Domkirche, Kirchen auf dem Spittelmark und Werderschen Markt. Band 2: Bebauungspläne für die Innenstadt der Jahre 1817, 1823, 1833, 1835, 1840, Neue Wilhelmstraße und Marschallbrücke, Schlossbrücke, Hallesches, Potsdamer und Neues Tor, Petriplatz, Lustgarten. Band 3) Akademie der Künste und Wissenschaften, Universität, Sternwarte, Rathaus, Neue Wache, Kasernen, Schinkels bildnerisches Schaffen für Berlin, Entwürfe als Bildhauer, Kreuzbergdenkmal, Kanzel und Bildwerke der Domkirche. --- Mit Verzeichnis der Personen, Abbildungen und Orte. --- Band 2: Namenszug eines Vorbesitzers auf dem Vorsatz, datiert 1952. --- Späterer Untertitel Titel der Reihe: Lebenswerk. Archi [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        3rd The King's Own Hussars. Regimental Journal. 1941.

      North Africa: For the Regiment in the field,, 1941. Landscape octavo (165 × 183 mm), wire-stitched in original tape-backed self-wraps, mimeographed title to the front wrap. 113 pages of text, rectos only, approximately 40,000 words. 11 original photographs (various formats between 82 × 83 and 976 × 134 mm) corner mounted. Wraps worn, soiled and spotted, professionally restored and stabilised, text-block toned. Overall a good copy. An unpublished mimeographed typescript, "This Edition is Limited to 12 Copies. This is No. 1 - NOT TO BE PUBLISHED", and all the more valuable as no dedicated history of the regiment's activities in World War II was produced. No other copy traced. Begins with an cursory history of the early months of the war when the 3rd Hussars were in England, including false reports that it was to be sent to Norway or to join the BEF in France. In the event they sailed for the Middle East in August 1940, participating in the campaign in the Libyan Desert in 1941, before transferring to Crete, all of which the "journal" covers in detail. This is very much a "family" record including not only operational records for each Squadron, but also including more personal material - for example a record of children born to officers and men of the regiment 1940-1, a roll of the killed and missing, and a number of poems including an account of The Retreat to Tobruk in Rubai' quatrains - which combine to produce a highly immediate, atmospheric record of events, of greater value and far more engaging than standard regimental histories. The apparently otherwise unpublished photos. include views of the desert terrain, vehicles, and named officers, including a group portrait featuring Roy Farran, later of SAS fame. Farran was attached to the regiment throughout the period covered in this volume, being wounded and captured during the attempt to retake Galatas on Crete, described here. Of desperately fragile construction, and rather service-worn, nevertheless pleasing and genuinely scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Managerial Revolution

      1941. First Edition . BURNHAM, James. The Managerial Revolutions. What Is Happening in the World. New York: John Day, (1941). Octavo, original orange cloth, original dust jacket. $3600.First edition of this work warning about the end of the capitalism and the rise of bureaucracy in the form of despotic rule by managers.This book is a warning about managers, framing World War II not as a war about fascism, but rather as a war about the managerial society. The question Burnham presents is whether the United States has reached the end of capitalism and whether the United States will ultimately succumb to rule by managers. The threat, he argues, is that control is becoming divorced from access—in other words, property rights increasingly are being divided between owners and management. Capitalism cannot survive in a world in which owners are functionally unable to use that which they own. Burnham intends this volume to warn, but offers no solutions, other than a total realignment of thought. Book fine, scarce dust jacket nearly so.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        BOTANY BAY

      1941 - NORDHOFF, Charles. [With James Norman Hall]. BOTANY BAY. Dust jacket illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1941. 8vo., decorative blue cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Nordhoff and Hall on a front blank page, with an additional inscription by Hall, to "Atlantic Monthly " magazine editor Edward Weeks: "It seems to me that I have been sitting here, writing autographs for Edward, Weeks and weeks, and weeks." Hall was one of the more important authors contributing to the Atlantic Monthly when Weeks to over his job as editor-in-chief in 1938. A nice association copy. Very Good; some edgewear & bit of browning (short tears, residue along interior edges from old tape, price-clipped) d/j. $500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        PAESI TUOI. Racconto.

      Torino, Einaudi, 1941. In-16 gr., brossura orig. con fregio, sovracoperta illustrata a colori da Francesco Menzio (picc. restauri per strappi; picc. manc.), pp. 148,(4). "Prima edizione", pubblicata il 10 Maggio 1941. Volume della Collana “Biblioteca dello Struzzo - n. 1”. Cfr. Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 660: “piuttosto ricercato”. Brossura e testo molto ben conservati.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Evil Under the Sun.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1941. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine a little faded; an excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with a couple of tiny chips to spine ends and slight rubbing to extremities. First edition, first impression of this Poirot novel. Christie wrote the during the Blitz, while working at University College Hospital, and "perhaps there was an element of wish fulfilment in having Poirot take a few days' holiday from London to stay in a highly select hotel off the coast of her beloved Devon".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Carabba, 1941. In-16 gr., brossura orig. a 2 colori (rosso e nero) disegnata da Scipione, pp. (6),158. Quarta edizione non autorizzata, pubblicata il 16 luglio. "In realtà si tratta di una ricopertinatura della terza edizione. L'editore cercò di attribuirle una dignità di nuova edizione facendo autenticare e firmare l'intera tiratura dal notaio Carlo Mariani. Edizione condizionata dalle difficoltà economiche attraversate in quel momento dall'editore. In quello stesso 1941 infatti le banche avviarono le procedure esecutive sull'editore lancianese, che poi chiuse l'attività nel 1950, e c'è da supporre che gran parte della tiratura abbia avuto una difficile distribuzione". Così Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 549. Tiratura di 920 esemplari. Il ns., n. 469, con qualche segno di biro alla legatura, altrimenti ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Curious George

      Houghton Mifflin 1941 - Early printing. Very good book. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Il castello di monselice raccolta degli antichi libri veneziani figurati.,Venezia,1941

      1941. Venezia, 1941; ril., pp. 406, 92 tavv. b/n. italiano

      [Bookseller: Libro Co. Italia s.r.l.]
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      Lanciano, Carabba, 1941. In-16 gr., brossura orig. a 2 colori (rosso e nero) disegnata da Scipione, pp. (6),158. Quarta edizione non autorizzata, pubblicata il 16 luglio. “In realtà si tratta di una ricopertinatura della terza edizione. L'editore cercò di attribuirle una dignità di nuova edizione facendo autenticare e firmare l'intera tiratura dal notaio Carlo Mariani. Edizione condizionata dalle difficoltà economiche attraversate in quel momento dall'editore. In quello stesso 1941 infatti le banche avviarono le procedure esecutive sull'editore lancianese, che poi chiuse l'attività nel 1950, e c'è da supporre che gran parte della tiratura abbia avuto una difficile distribuzione”. Così Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 549. Tiratura di 920 esemplari. Il ns., n. 469, con qualche segno di biro alla legatura, altrimenti ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Sea of Cortez

      The Viking Press, New York 1941 - First Edition, First Printing authentically SIGNED by John Steinbeck. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $5.00 printed price present with slight wear to the edges. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Handsome Signed Magazine Portrait Photograph, (Cary, 1904-1986, English-born Hollywood Star)

      1941 - signed and inscribed 'Cordially', showing him head and shoulders full face with his engaging smile about to break out, in a open-necked shirt, 5" x 3" laid down on paper 9" x 6¼", no date, circa [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        They Called Him Blue Blazes

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1941. First. Galley sheets, printed rectos only in uncorrected proof format. Tall wrappers with canvas tape spine as issued. Slight bend to the front wrap, else a very good plus copy. Wild young cowboy turns his back on the dark side in order to help the sheriff save another man's life. A very uncommon format for this novel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les Sans-Dieu (The Godless)

      [Paris]: NP, 1941. First edition. Softcover. g+ to vg. Size when folded: 9 1/8 x 7"; Unfolded: 18 x 27 1/2". Original photo-illustrated wrappers.French-language anti-Soviet brochure published by the Nazis in occupied France in the early stages of their invasion of Russia in the summer of 1941.Illustrated with 14 photogravures, including two large photomontages, this work condemns the USSR anti-religious campaign, and the persecution of Christians that followed. Inside front fold with anti-Christian photomontage from Spanish Civil War.In showing the re-opening of churches throughout the areas of Russia under Nazi occupation, the brochure intends to present the German soldier as not a conqueror, but as a deliverer.. and a soldier of God!Minor and sporadic foxing to wrappers. A 1 1/4" and 3 3/4" closed tear along folding marks at lower margin. Text in French. Wrappers and interior in overall good+ to very good condition.

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      Librería Santaren., Valladolid 1941 - Tapa blanda; cubiertas con señal de uso; correcto estado de conservacion. Estudio geografico, ilustrado con cuatro mapas y 170 fotograbados de paisajes y monumentos del pais. Tamaño: 20,5 x 14 cm., 458 pag.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Jerez]
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        AUSHANGFOTOS OHM KRÜGER (1941). Regie: Hans Steinhoff. Gesamtleitung: Emil Jannings. Mit Emil Jannings, Lucie Höflich, Werner Hinz, Ernst Schröder, Gisela Uhlen, Gustaf Gründgens, Ferdinand Marian u.a. 20 Original-Aushang-Fotos.

      Berlin Tobis, o. J. (1941). - 20 Original-Aushang-Fotos (lobby cards). 8 Fotos am unteren Rand mit dem Titel des Films und der Produktionsfirma Tobis, sowie dem geprägten Stempel der Filmprüfstelle. 7 Fotos ohne Titel und Fimenname, mit dem geprägten Stempel der Filmprüfstelle, teilweise auf der Rückseite. Diese Fotos alle Scharz/Weiss mit Tönung. 5 Schwarz/Weiss-Fotos, jeweils mit kleiner Nummer, alle ca. 24 x 30 cm. Bei den 5 letzten Fotos handelt sich wohl um Aushangfotos für oder aus ausländischen Verleihfirmen. Antibritischer Propagandafilm von Emil Jannings und Hans Steinhoff. dessen historische Vorlage der Burenkrieg und der Burenführer Paul Kruger bilden. Beiliegend: ENGLISCHER KRIEG VOR 40 JAHREN UND HEUTE. Zu dem Emil Jannings-Film der Tobis OHM KRÜGER. Berlin Pressedienst der Tobis-Filmkunst (1941). 66 (2) S. m. ca. 20 Abb., 4°, zweifarbig bedruckter OKart., geh. (Rücken mit angklebtem Nummernschild, unterer Ecke durchgängig gestaucht, hinterer Deckel angestaubt, vorderer Innendeckel und Titel fleckig, erstes Blatt aus der Heftung teilweise herausgerissen, trotz der Mängel insgesamt sehr ordentliches Exemplar) SONDERAKTION BIS ZUM 17.5. 2017: Die Preise für alle Titel wurden um 15% reduziert. Der Versand erfolgt sowohl innerhalb Deutschlands als auch ins Ausland mit der Deutschen Post und der DHL (Pakete, Päckchen). Vorkasse grundsätzlich vorbehalten Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 600 (1 Foto mit durchgehendem vertikalen Knick und hinterlegtem Riß am rechten Rand, sowie kleneren Knicken, 1 Foto mit restauriertem kleineren Riß am rechten Rand und kleinem Einriß. Alle anderen Fotos in gutem Zustand( mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren) bis sehr gutem Zustand. ) Sehr selten [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Georg Koch]
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        The Defenders of Tobruk: Special number issued on the occasion of Delivering The Fortress.

      Limited edition, bound with treasury tag in top left corner, 70 pages, each 340 by 215 mm. This copy is numbered 66. Printed on coarse textured paper. Text in English and Polish. Numerous articles, poems and letters by members of the garrison, the majority being from the Polish Carpathian Brigade, with c.40 superb illustrations, some full page. William Forrest's copy, with an inscription from the editor to him at the head of the title page. Given the conditions under which the magazine must have been produced the production values are exceptional, especially the use of different typefaces for the item headings. Rommel's victories in 1941 failed to include Tobruk. He tried three times to take the city and it became a cause celebre. Churchill signalled General Morshead the officer commanding 'The whole Empire is watching your steadfast and spirited defence of this important outpost of Egypt with gratitude and admiration.' Towards the end of 1941 the Australian troops holding Tobruk were partially replaced by British troops and the Polish Carpathian Brigade. The garrison broke out of the city on the night of 26 November and linked up wth the 2nd New Zealand Division. William Forrest was one of the last of the great Fleet Street foreign correspondents; the final echo from that school of remarkable reporters who, along with Hemingway, Arthur Koestler and company, covered the Spanish Civil War with pencils and notebooks and cables filed from postal depots under shell-fire, long before the electronic revolution brought warfare into our sitting rooms. (Independent - obituary). He covered many of the most important events of the war in Europe and North Africa and was actually wounded at Tobruk. A rare and important document which survives in fine condition, with just a few small chips to the covers.

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        Out of the Night

      New York: Alliance Book Corporation, 1941. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Polly and June _____ with admiration and cordial fond wishes from Jan Valtin June 1, 1941." A bestseller in 1941, described as". . . full of sensational revelations and interspersed with episodes of daring, of desperate conflict, of torture, and of ruthless conspiracy . . . It is, first of all, an autobiography the like of which has seldom been." The son of a seafaring father, Richard Julius Herman Krebs, a.k.a. Jan Valtin, came of age as a bicycle messenger during a maritime rebellion. His life as an intimate insider account of the dramatic events of 1920's and 1930s, where he rose both within the ranks of the Communist Party and on the Gestapo hit list. Known for his honesty and incredible memory, Krebs dedicated his life to the Communist Party, rising to a position as head of maritime, organizing worldwide for the Comintern, only to flee the Party and Europe to evade his own comrade's attempts to kill him. As a professional revolutionary, agitator, spy and would-be assassin, Krebs traveled the globe from Germany to China, India to Sierra Leon, Moscow to the United States where a botched assassination attempt landed him a stint in San Quentin. From his spellbinding account of artful deception to gain release from a Nazi prison and his work as a double-agent within the Gestapo, to his vivid depiction of a Communist Party fraught with intrigue and subterfuge, Krebs gives an unflinching portrayal of the internal machinations of both parties. Writing at age 36 under the name Jan Valtin, Krebs lays bare a young life filled with idealism and devotion—disillusionment and loss—in a world full of revolutionary promise gone immeasurably wrong."An exciting, real book without a trace of unnecessary melodrama" (H.G.Wells).

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        World's Best #1 1942-DC-Batman-Superman-Robin-Zatara-Johnny Thunder-P

      DC 1941 - -First issue -Superman, Batman, Robin, Lando Man of Magic, The King, Zatara, Young Doc Davis, Johnny Thunder, Crimson Avenger and more -Coverless bargain copy, incomplete - missing 1st 7 pages of Superman story and last 8 pages of Batman story. -Historic Golden Age 1st issue Condition: P

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        [Photo Album Pages]: Oberlin College

      Oberlin, Ohio. 1941. Eleven loose sheets removed from a photo album, all measuring 9" x 12". A collection of 73 black and white and sepia toned photographs in various sizes from 2" x 3" to 3.5" x 9", with captions. Slight creasing and small tears else, near fine. Removed pages from a girl's college photo album from 1941 while attending Oberlin College. The assemblage begins in the girl's dorm with a group of friends reading on a bed with captioned nicknames like "Augsie," and "Fish." College sports are heavily featured including action scenes of archery, fencing, swimming, basketball games, baseball, and two panoramas of a football game. The year 1941 marked the 50th anniversary of the football program and it was documented here with photos of the speeches and the marching band. One section has individual head shots of the girls with commentary like "Barb and our dream man," under one that featured a poster of Frank Sinatra. A cool looking woman named "Bets" sits at a desk in a dorm room smoking, the picture of a budding fashionista. A nice compilation of Oberlin life in the 1940s. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Last Tycoon. An Unfinished Novel.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1941. Together with The Great Gatsby and Selected Stories. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue half morocco solander box. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, with just a little rubbing and a couple of nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing of the author's final and unfinished masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Last Tycoon. An Unfinished Novel. Together with The Great Gatsby and Selected Stories.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue half morocco solander box. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, with just a little rubbing and a couple of nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing of the author's final and unfinished masterpiece. Bruccoli A19.1.a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      1941 - KITASONO Katue, poet. KATAI TAMAGO. Tokyo, Hanronsha, Sho^wa 16 [1941]. 8vo, 21.6 x 15.4 cm. Limited edition, number 131 of 150 copies. Decorated cream boards in the original red dustwrapper. There is not space here to even begin to describe Kitasono's importance to world art and literature. I would refer you to the several works of John Solt, both translations and critical essays, as well as several exhibitions dedicated to Kitasono mounted here and in Europe, as well. Near fine condition in the slightly worn dustwrapper, complete as issued, in the original publisher's plain slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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        Kleine Suite Widmungsexemplare aus den Jahren 1941 - 1944. Dabei handschriftliche Postkarte von 1949.

      Kleine Suite Widmungsexemplare aus den Jahren 1941 - 1944. Die älteste Widmung in dem Titel: In Stahlgewittern. Berlin, Mittler 1941. "Seinem Kameraden Baumgart, inmitten des zweiten Weltkrieges, diese Tagebücher aus dem ersten. Ernst Jünger. Paris, 21.8.1941" . Es folgt in Myrdun. Briefe aus Norwegen. "Dem Kameraden Baumgart, zur Erinnerung an die Fahrt nach Le Mans. Ernst Jünger. 18.5.1943." Gemeint ist hier wohl der gemeinsame Besuch von Ernst Jünger und Fritz Baumgart bei Ernst Nay in dessen Atelier in Le Mans. Es folgt in Gärten und Strassen: "Dem Kameraden Baumgart, zur Erinnerung an die Schach-Partien im Raphael. Ernst Jünger. Paris, 12.2.1944. ". Die Suite endet mit einem Sonderdruck aus "Deutschland-Frankreich. Vierteljahresschrift des Deutschen Institut / Paris. Ernst Jünger. Aus der Goldenen Muschel. Die Widmung lautet "S. Kameraden Baumgart mit herzlichen Dank für die D...suche. Ernst Jünger. 14.7.1944. Paris. Dabei eine handschriftliche Postkarte von 1949, gerichtet an Herrn Prof. Baumgart, Berlin SW 29 Plauufer 79 I: 18.9.49. Lieber F. Baumgart, Für Ihre Zeilen herzlichen Dank. Besonders erfreute mich die Nachricht, dass Sie wieder ex cathedra tätig sind....

      [Bookseller: Krull GmbH]
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